Vivek Shripad Borkar obtained his Bachelor of technology (electrical engineering) from IIT Bombay (1976), MS (Systems and Control Engineering.) from Case Western Reserve University (1977) and PhD (EECS) from University of California, Berkeley (1980). He has held positions at TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics and Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, prior to joining IIT Bombay in 2011. He has held visiting posittions at University of Twente, MIT, University of Maryland at College Park and University of California at Berkeley in addition to short term positions in several other places. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AMS, TWAS and the science and engineering academies in India. He has been awarded the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award and TWAS award for engineering and technology and Homi Bhabbha and J.C. Bose Fellowships among other awards, and was an invited speaker at ICM 2006 in Madrid.
- Theory of Reinforcement Learning, Fall 2020. Visiting Scientist.